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**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

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**UPDATE 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.

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Krystal
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  • Ellijay, GA
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Started Mar 15 0 Replies

Hey Ya'll, I have a question. My recruit is scheduled to graduate this Friday 3/18 however, I received a call from her last night stating she was 25sec off on the running assessment. She will try…Continue

 

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B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN commented on Krystal's blog post 'Graduation'
"Krystal - SuzyChicago just posted this info on the boot camp page.   Comment by SuzyChicago 2 minutes agoDelete Comment I can chime regarding both Battle Stations and PFA. BST-21 is still being done around the end of the 7th…"
Mar 16
Krystal posted a discussion

Graduation

Hey Ya'll, I have a question. My recruit is scheduled to graduate this Friday 3/18 however, I received a call from her last night stating she was 25sec off on the running assessment. She will try again on Wednesday. She said if she doesn't pass, it'll be reviewed by the board and from there, they'll determine if she gets setback two more weeks or is discharged. She was setback in January for not passing but was almost 5 min off the target goal. We've bought flight tickets, made hotel…See More
Mar 15
Krystal posted a blog post

Graduation

Hey Ya'll,I have a question. My recruit is scheduled to graduate this Friday 3/18 however, I received a call from her last night stating she was 25sec off on the running assessment. She will try again on Wednesday. She said if she doesn't pass, it'll be reviewed by the board and from there, they'll determine if she gets setback two more weeks or is discharged. She was setback in January for not passing but was almost 5 min off the target goal. We've bought flight tickets, made hotel…See More
Mar 15
Krystal replied to Krystal's discussion 'Another New Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Ummi, thank you for providing clarity. I feel a lot better knowing she's still on track. This Navy For Moms Support Group is a lifesaver! I'm glad I'm not alone on this emotional roller coaster. Thanks again!!"
Jan 17
Ummi replied to Krystal's discussion 'Another New Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi Krystal. My SR left for BC last August and at the 4th week developed stress fractures in her legs. Apparently this running component of the PA trips up a lot of the SRs.  My daughter told me that when she finally passes the final run she…"
Jan 17
Krystal replied to Krystal's discussion 'Another New Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"@Northwoodsmom Thank you for the encouraging words! I'm relieved to hear it's training in the specific area they need. I was dreading the idea she'd have to start over which of course would extend us not seeing her even more. I never…"
Jan 15
belovedbyHim replied to Krystal's discussion 'Another New Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Krystal -- At the top of this message you'll see the title of this post, your name and then right below that "Back to Bootcamp Moms (and other Loved Ones)-- Click on that and it will take you back to the Main Bootcamp page, then you may…"
Jan 15
Northwoodsmom replied to Krystal's discussion 'Another New Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Krystal, so glad you joined us here. My son's situation was a little different but I have heard they handled somewhat alike. He had trouble with get enough pushups done. They assigned someone who was good at it to work with him and he was able…"
Jan 14
Krystal replied to Krystal's discussion 'Another New Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Thank you!!"
Jan 14
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Krystal's discussion 'Another New Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I went ahead and copied your discussion and put it on the main BC page for you."
Jan 14

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A little about me:
Hello... I'm a mother of two and I'm joining this blog for emotional support. I work part-time and recently got a puppy right before my dtr left for bootcamp to help me cope through this process. This experience is new to me and for many others. I know together we can support each other and our children. Looking forward to making connections here.

Krystal
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Graduation

Posted on March 15, 2022 at 8:10am 2 Comments

Hey Ya'll,

I have a question. My recruit is scheduled to graduate this Friday 3/18 however, I received a call from her last night stating she was 25sec off on the running assessment. She will try again on Wednesday. She said if she doesn't pass, it'll be reviewed by the board and from there, they'll determine if she gets setback two more weeks or is discharged. She was setback in January for not passing but was almost 5 min off the target goal. We've bought flight tickets, made hotel… Continue

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At 8:44am on March 17, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Krystal - I just reposted SuzyChicago's message about PFA on your blog. Even if you don't see it, hopefully it will be there to help someone else in the future. 

Did you get a positive call from your daughter?

At 8:53am on March 15, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Hi Krystal - I will be very busy today with things going on here on the home front. I will see if I can share your post in another group and get some people to reply to it for you. 

At 10:49am on January 23, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Krystal, I sent you a friend request. You should receive an email notification if you have that set up. Otherwise, you can go to the inbox in the upper left here, and I think it should show under friends that you have a request pending. Or click on it. You have to accept me. If you do, please reply to this comment and let me know as I do not get notified when someone accepts my friend request.  BNMHs!

At 10:57am on January 14, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Krystal - Welcome to the Bootcamp Mom and Loved one's group. I also saw your discussion question, but BelovedbyHim answered it as well as I could have. 

In your comments below, there are a few posts - where you see those blue highlighted words, they are hyperlinks to other information on this site. Be sure to check out the Moms of Daughters group that B'sNukemom shared. Click the words to be taken to the correct most active group on this site. 

BNMHs = Big Navy Mom Hugs!

At 2:11am on January 14, 2022, belovedbyHim said…

Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition Up and to the Left is a link to all the Navy Lingo! It is titled Navy Speak and you can find it here. We are here to get you through the “Great Silence” of the next 4 weeks (ish) and the 10 weeks of BC (ish). You will come to learn that No News Is GOOD News and everything is Needs of the Navy. You life will be Hurry Up and Wait and it’s ok to make plans but they are subject to change until after they have happened so it’s best to embrace the Motto: Semper Gumby!! (Always Flexible!!)

The Expected timeline will look like this
Day 0 -- Travel, Arrival and "I'm Here" scripted phone call

Week 1&2
Day 1-14 -- ROM (Restriction of Movement/ Quarantine-- Lots of studying and waiting) Unless they are Fully Vaccinated (2 weeks after final shot) in which case they skip straight to Week 3.

Week 3
Day 15-21 Arrive Onboard RTC and begin P-days (P-days- Initial Processing Days) including 2 days of P-hold (Weekend)
Day 21-- Complete P days. (Initial PFT & Run)

Week 4- First week of training 
Day 22-- Begin training and mail form letter out. Look for it to arrive around 1-2 weeks later

Week 5 -- First inspections and tests (Dental May be this week or next... Not Confirmed)(Form letter/ Personal letters usually arrive this week)

Week 6 -10 -- More training, Drilling (Flags and Marching), Fire Fighting training, Marlinspike (Line handling- How to tie up a Ship to the Pier) and weapons lessons, Confidence chamber( May or may not be happening yet, we don’t know for sure).. Warrior training in here somewhere.

Week 11 & 12 -- Stressful!! They have all their final inspections, PFA, Drills, BS21 and Tests. This is the lead up to the end!!


All of this is assuming no exposure to COVID with additional ROM
Training typically occurs Monday - Friday but we have heard rumors that Saturday’s are now training days as well.
Normal PIR will be 10 Fridays after departure from Home but it can be less by 1 but it can be extended by ???? (lots!!) It just depends on how many times they get caught in the “Ring of Fire” but do not get COVID. IF they get COVID, Once they are recovered they will not be removed from training again even if they are in the “Ring of Fire”. (so there is that small silver lining if kids get sick)
I Hope you’ll come and join us on the Main Boot Camp Moms page: https://navyformoms.ning.com/group/bootcampmoms You may have to scroll down a ways to reach the comments but we’d love to get to know you and answer any questions or concerns you may have or just be a support from others who “get it”.

At 9:46pm on January 13, 2022, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

You might also like to join this group:

Moms of Daughters

At 9:44pm on January 13, 2022, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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